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Local roundup: Defense does the job for Hartford boys lax

  • Carter Nalette

Staff Reports
Published: 4/17/2021 10:00:05 PM
Modified: 4/17/2021 10:00:03 PM

BRISTOL, Vt. — The Hartford High boys lacrosse team shook off two year’s worth of rust to open the season with an 8-3 victory at Mount Abraham-Vergennes on Saturday.

The Hurricanes used a suffocating defense to limit the hosts all afternoon. A balanced offensive attack proved more than sufficient on the other end of the field. Carter Nalette had a team-best three points on two goals and an assist for Hartford.

Gordon Willey and Chris Pierce each had a pair of goals for the Canes. Joe Barwood had a goal and one assist. Ezra Mock added a goal, and Bentley Boonyaharn had an assist.

Coach Grant Whiteway praised the defensive effort led by goalie Tarin Prior (eight saves) and Ethan Schaal.

“It was a great team effort, a hard-fought win,” Whiteway said.

Hartford (1-0) now looks forward to its home opener against Woodstock on Monday.

KUA 6, Holderness 5

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — Strafford’s Kyle Murray-Smith scored the game-winning goal with 30 seconds left in regulation to push the Wildcats past the Bulls.

Kimball Union erased a 5-3 deficit by scoring the game’s final three goals. Senior attackman Charlie Baughman (Etna) scored twice for KUA (2-2).

The Wildcats play a home-and-home with Proctor Academy next weekend.

SoftballMount Anthony 16, Windsor 4 (5)

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The D-III Yellowjackets came out on the short end to open the season against the D-I Patriots. 

Peyton Richardson pitched for Windsor, allowing 12 hits. The Jacks led, 4-3, into the bottom of the third inning before MAU took over.

Adi Prior and Hannah Wood each went 2-for-3 with a RBI for Windsor. Jenna Hood was 2-for-2 and drove in one. 

“I’m very pleased with how we played today against a strong D-I program. One through nine, we swung the bat well and weren’t intimidated. Defensively, we played great,” Windsor coach Heather Stearns said. 

The Yellowjackets (0-1) head south again on Tuesday to visit Burr & Burton.

BaseballMissisquoi 8, Oxbow 0

SWANTON, Vt. — The Olympians were shut out in their first game of the season. 

Chase Lund singled for the O’s, who had no luck mounting any scoring chances. Oxbow will host Lake Region on Tuesday to open the home portion of the schedule.

Track and FieldWindsor sweeps at home

WINDSOR — The Yellowjacket boys and girls both picked up wins to open the season at home.

Estella Attwood had a pair of victories to lead the Windsor girls, throwing her way to first in both the shot put and discus. The Jacks also won the 4x400-meter relay with the team of Miah McAllister, Anna Preece, Gwen Ambrose and Kiara Wildgoose. Windsor took places 2-4 in the 100-meter dash with Janiah Young, Wildgoose and McAllister with strong showings. Young added a win in the high jump.

Keegan Batchelder (100 and 200 meters), Owen Abrahamsen (high jump and 300-meter hurdles), Ben Gilbert (pole vault and discus) and Travis McAllsiter (long and triple jump) had two wins each for the Windsor boys. Tydus Percy added a win in the 400-meter dash.

Hartford sprinter Eleanor Hinckley won both the 100-meter dash (in 13.28 seconds, edging a trio from Windsor) and the 200-meter dash. Teammate Bethany Davis won the 800 meters, and Gretchen Josselyn took the 100-meter hurdles.

Anita Miller claimed both the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs for White River Valley. Jillian Barry picked up victories in the long and triple jumps.

Jordan Davis (shot put) and Finnian Sunde (800 meters) had wins for the Hartford boys.

Girls team scores: Windsor 114, White River Valley 86, Hartford 83, Rutland 19.

Boys team scores: Windsor 179, Hartford 93, White River Valley 81, Rutland 60.

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